Meet young artists, bid on works at Silt event |

Meet young artists, bid on works at Silt event

Kay Vasilakis

The second annual Roy Moore Elementary Art Auction will be held at the Silt Family Medical Center on Tuesday, April 22. Ten pieces of student art will be auctioned off to the highest bidder by professional auctioneer Carl Murray.The pieces of art from the school’s fifth and sixth graders were juried by visiting artists from Anderson Ranch and one local artist. The RME artists will be on hand for the event.The school’s parent association, RMEPA, is sponsoring the event, and proceeds go back to school projects and programs.The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a preview of the artwork at 6 p.m. at the Silt Family Medical Center. The competitive spirit of local businesses will definitely come into play at the auction, which begins at 7 p.m. -The 10 Rifle High School student math club team placed second in the team category at the Mesa State Math Extravaganza last Tuesday. As individuals, Lisa Lyons earned a first place, Shane Mello received a second place, and Eddie Kreimier and Lindsey Steele had third-place finishes. All disciplines of math were covered in the competition.Grey Mello has been supervising the math club twice per week since the beginning of January. Ten of the students have taken different levels of the American Mathematics Competition test. Shane Mello and Zach Aiken qualified to advance to the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, leading to the Math Olympics national competition, and hopefully to the International Mathematics Olympiad.-Rifle High School’s VICA students competed at the Colorado State Skills USA-VICA contest in Denver at Arapahoe Community College April 7-9. Owen Madison had an outstanding competition in the Job Interview category. The Officer team of Kyle Minter, Isaac Martin, Cory Williams, Tony Allen, Doug Kircher, Seth Martin and Victor Imondi finished second overall in Opening and Closing Ceremonies.Amanda Addington finished first in Prepared Speech and will be going to the National Competition in Kansas City this June, along with Nick Worley, who won the Architectural Drafting Competition for the second year in a row. Go, Bears!-Rifle Middle School’s Third Quarter Honor Roll has been released. Out of the 174-student sixth-grade class, 17 earned the All-A recognition, 42 received the A-B honors. The seventh-grade class has 175 students, and 39 of them received All-As, while 25 received A’s or B’s. In the eighth-grade class, with 172 students, 20 earned All-A prestige and 22 received A-B recognition. Way to go, RMS!-Congratulations to Re-2’s Exceptional Bus Students for the month of March. From Kathryn Senor Elementary and the Elementary category, Kyra Ryan, nominated by Route 23 driver Jackie George, was chosen. In the middle school category, Lisa Gann, from Riverside School, was chosen. Lisa was nominated by Route 1 driver Sharon Pettinger. The high school winner was Jenny Sanchez, nominated by Route 5 driver Jackie Murr. Exemplary behavior deserves recognition.-Parents were proud and the rest of the audience was appreciative of the quality of the RHS drama department’s “Bus Stop” production on April 10 and 11. The cast and crew outdid themselves, and the set was very nicely done. Congratulations to Katy Long, Hailey McDonald, Nick Long, Leah Silvieus, Jason Dowd, Thomas Breslin, Andy George, and Luke Ulmer, and to student director Sarah Gallagher and stage manager Laura Barnes for an excellent production.

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